Parque Nacional da Serra da Capivara

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2023

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Rusty-margined Guan Penelope superciliaris NT resident 2018 min 30 individuals B1a
White-browed Guan Penelope jacucaca VU resident 2021 min 30 individuals A1
Turquoise-fronted Amazon Amazona aestiva NT resident 2021 min 30 individuals B1a
Moustached Woodcreeper Xiphocolaptes falcirostris VU resident 2021 min 30 individuals A1

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2023 low favourable high
Was the whole site assessed? no Condition (state) assessed by habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: subsistence/small scale likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of the site (state), by habitat
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Forest Tropical deciduous forest 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at the site (response)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity high
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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Parque Nacional Da Serra Da Capivara Parque 91,849 protected area overlaps with site 100,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Tropical deciduous forest -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Parque Nacional da Serra da Capivara. Downloaded from on 07/06/2023.